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Dr. Loppinet Benoit
Principal Researcher


  • 1994 Ph. D. in Physics, Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
  • 1989 Master of Physics (DEA Matière et Rayonnement), University J. Fourier, Grenoble
  • 1988 “Ingénieur” Degree of the National Polytechnic Insitut of Grenoble (INPG), Material Physics


  • Researcher (C) at the polymer group IESL-FORTH, Heraklion, (from Jan 02)
  • Research Assistant Dept of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield. Biopolymer mixtures
  • Post-Doc. At the Polymer Group / IESL-FORTH Heraklion, Greece (November 95 to September 99), in charge of the X-Ray generator and spectrometer
  • Ph. D. work at the Depart. Recherche Fondamemtale Matiere Condensee/SESAM CEA-Grenoble
  • Royal Institut of Technology (Stockholm), Material Physics Laboratory, 16 months (in the frame of national service)(1991-1992), Research Student
  • 4 months at Cryo-Physics Laboratory, CEA-Grenoble, (1988) Measurements of Thermal Conductivities at Low Temperatures


  • Structure and dynamics of soft matter: polymer and soft colloids; studied systems include polymer / colloid solutions, star polymers, biopolymers, liquid crystalline polymers, ionomers/ polyelectrolytes, surfactants, polymer brushes, hydrogels
  • Structure and Dynamic close to a solid surface, confinement effect